I am a 1977 graduate of DW Carter. My brothers and I graduated from Carter and our respective universities. The performance of any student depends upon the student, parents and teachers. Parents must be actively involved in every aspect of the education process. It's hard work far all, but it must be
... Read more done. Students have access to thousands of information sources than I did in 1977, use them. The internet is just a small portion of what is available. Parents must work with students, staff and teachers to achieve excellence. There is no perfect school, DW Carter was not perfect when I was there. Don't generalize, if a specific teacher is not living up to his/her responsibilities deal with it one on one. If nothing happens let the administration know. Like i said, it's going to take some extra effort from all concerned. As a soldier I traveled to countries where education is only for the rich. I challenge parents, students and staff to encourage and support each other. Let's turn off the TV, radio and video games and get down to business. Children in Korea and Japan have what's equal to two years of college upon graduation from high school. They put education first in their society. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/14/12
Currently a junior at Carter high i find the school to be "Under Average" there have been teachers class rooms where i stepped in and all they did was give us a text book and tell us to write down 5-10 vocabulary words and that will be it for that day....the reason the school is so low performing is
... Read more that some teachers do not really care about teaching the students all they want is some grades to put in the grade book; i am certainly not trying to stick all the blame on the teachers, but just like the bad there is some good where teachers personally talk to students and try to help them with there problems and stay overtime for students who need them which i am grateful for if only the students took advantage of those opportunities we would be better off, the students here only perform at the "MINIMUM" level is because that is all the teachers expect, students knowing this work to reach this expectation which is practically nothing leaving them lazy when expected to go above the norm. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/23/11
It takes more than a professional staff for a school to be successful. Kids have to want to learn and parents have to support their learning and not put it all on the teachers. Regardless of what teacher do in the classroom they cant go home with kids and make them turn off the PlayStation's and Xbox's.
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Posted by a other on 06/10/10
Carter is totally a different school now. Carter was a well-known school with students that had talent not just in sports but academics as well. Due to unprofessional staff, unconcerned teachers and the great lack of parent involvement Carter has become one of the lowest academic performing schools.
... Read more My brother is an junior at Carter.He came from a different school enivornment where the school had a diverse ethnic environment to Carter who has a predominant African American environment. He tells me how the teachers are not as professional or as knowledgeable at Carter as compared to his other school. Somewhere Carter has lost its spirit and caring atittude about its students. I would love to see Carter become the school its was once known for and not just known for the negativity that we hear about.For the teachers and staff that do care about our students some parents do support you. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/29/09
i am a graduate of carter high(2008).And I must say my years at carter had its up and downs but for the most part school is what you take out of it,not what you espect from it.
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Posted by a other on 03/21/09
it is a good school they are doing better then what they usely do i think that is going to be good to me so d w carter is okay with me
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Posted by a parent on 02/23/09
I go to this school and it is not bad.It is just that kids are becoming lazy and not wanting to do the work.We are smart but it's just that some students don't try hard enough to bring our school up.Eventhough people might think this school is not good enough it is.I have really learned alot since i
... Read more have been here.I really love this school and the teachers including my classmates. Read less
Posted by a student on 10/30/08
Why is this school one of the lowest scoring academic schools in Texas? It is an inner city school that is almost totally dependent on sports to keep kids off the streets.
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Posted by a teacher on 03/07/08
I go to this school, and it is the most friendly school I've ever been to.
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Posted by a student on 03/05/08
As a parent and a Graduate of David W. Carter The school has lost it's spirit, the tradition of Carter has really gone down. I know that there are Counselors and Teachers that want the best for our children. But we as parents has to be the first to teach our children about pride for themselves and their
... Read more school. They have great extracurricular activies, but let's teach about the importance of academics. While walking around Carter High School I see pictures has been taken down for academics and good sports. This can also help kids to see what was there and what other people accomplished while attending Carter High School. Why let a few bad apples ruin a great school (1988) when we know that we have kids that want to accomplish great things for the school. Carter is a Great School we need everyone. Read less
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Dallas schools — David W Carter High School is located at 1819 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas TX 75232. 1819 W Wheatland Rd is in the 75232 ZIP code in Dallas, TX The school district for David W Carter High School is the Dallas Isd. David W Carter High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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